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borough

a town or village
Not to be confused with:
burro – small donkey
burrow – hole dug in the ground; to dig a hole

bor·ough

 (bûr′ō)
n.
1. A self-governing incorporated town in some US states, such as New Jersey.
2. One of the five administrative units of New York City.
3. A civil division of the state of Alaska that is the equivalent of a county in most other US states.
4. Chiefly British
a. A town having a municipal corporation and certain rights, such as self-government.
b. A town that sends a representative to Parliament.
5. A medieval group of fortified houses that formed a town having special privileges and rights.

[Middle English burgh, city, from Old English burg, fortified town; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.]

borough

(ˈbʌrə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a town, esp (in Britain) one that forms the constituency of an MP or that was originally incorporated by royal charter. See also burgh
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any of the 32 constituent divisions that together with the City of London make up Greater London
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any of the five constituent divisions of New York City
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US) a self-governing incorporated municipality
5. (Historical Terms) (in medieval England) a fortified town or village or a fort
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in New Zealand) a small municipality with a governing body
[Old English burg; related to beorgan to shelter, Old Norse borg wall, Gothic baurgs city, Old High German burg fortified castle]

bor•ough

(ˈbɜr oʊ, ˈbʌr oʊ)

n.
1. (in certain U.S. states) an incorporated municipality smaller than a city.
2. one of the five administrative divisions of New York City.
3. (in Great Britain)
a. a self-governing incorporated urban community.
b. a town or constituency represented by a Member of Parliament.
c. a medieval fortified town.
4. (in Alaska) an administrative division similar to a county in other states.
[before 900; Middle English burw(e), bor(u)g town, Old English burg fortified town]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.borough - one of the administrative divisions of a large cityborough - one of the administrative divisions of a large city
administrative district, administrative division, territorial division - a district defined for administrative purposes
2.borough - an English town that forms the constituency of a member of parliament
townsfolk, townspeople, town - the people living in a municipality smaller than a city; "the whole town cheered the team"
burgh - a borough in Scotland
pocket borough - a sparsely populated borough in which all or most of the land is owned by a single family
rotten borough - an English parliamentary constituency with few electors

borough

noun district, area, community, quarter, region, sector, ward, parish, neighbourhood, locality, locale the New York City borough of Brooklyn
Translations
بَلْدَةٌ تَتَمَتَّعُ بِحُكْمٍ ذاتي
městosamosprávné město
bykommunekommune
bær eîa borg
miestelissritis
neliela pilsēta/rajonspilsēta/rajons

borough

[ˈbʌrə] Nmunicipio m; (in London, New York) → distrito m

borough

[ˈbʌrə] n
(= town) → municipalité f
(= district) → arrondissement m urbain

borough

n
(also municipal borough)Bezirk m, → Stadtgemeinde f

borough

[ˈbʌrə] ncomune m, circoscrizione f amministrativa; (in London) → distretto

borough

(ˈbarə) , ((American) ˈbə:rəu) noun
in Britain, a town or area with certain rights.
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Ambrose, you will form no just opinion of the stupidity of mankind until you have sat upon a Borough Council!" The little man fixed her with a glance of ferocious energy.
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